Lacey Solicitors

Time Limits

IRL recent cases in PI Litigation-part 2


It is often thought that the date of knowledge of a condition as a result of an incident is the pertinent date from which time begins to run.

In the case of McCoy .v. Keating [2011] IEHC 260 is interesting. McGovern J held that a plaintiff’s claim for damages for nervous shock was statute barred on the grounds that the plaintiff knew in the immediate aftermath of the accident that the plaintiff had suffered such a reaction – but prior to being diagnoses with PTSD.